Iowa City is a sweet little town with a Big 10 university in it. I grew up in a very similar scene in Washington State so it is not a new thing for me. I love the vibe the university brings to the city. The culture, the events and just a lot of different people that ordinarily you wouldn’t get if it was just a small town. This week the Iowa City Arts Festival was downtown for the weekend, so armed with our double stroller, our Bjorn baby carrier and my Nikon the Sanchez Six were off. Great music and food, perfect weather and of course lots of people with fun booths to wander around and peruse through their creativity. I came across many photography booths and with some it made me feel like I could join in next year and with most others they put me in my place and I knew I still had so much to learn Still, it was wonderful to talk to other people who share a passion face to face. I have learned so many things from some of you and I sincerely wish I could sit in a coffee shop and soak in more and more from all you wonderful photo-gurus.
I took many photographs of people, strangers (Adita you would be proud of me) I even asked a few people I guess I was feeling a bit braver because of the environment but I still chalk it up as a win for me
There was a group of artists that were painting benches all around downtown and some of the benches were just glorious. I had to snap photos of them. I love the all colors of some and snapped many photos of many benches and artists in action. I had a difficult time choosing which ones to post but decided with these four. I hope you enjoy them.
I caught him doing his final touch-ups for the day. He would return the next day to complete his work. We left town the next morning so I couldn’t return to see his finished creativity, so I may have to try and get downtown this week to see how it evolved.f/3.2 ss1/100 ISO800 35mm
I hope everyone is enjoying their summers/winters (where ever you are in the world) thus far and I hope your weather is as good as ours has been.
Would love to hear any thoughts, Happy week everyone!